Effects of chlorhexidine oral decontamination on respiratory colonization during mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit patients

Douwe F Postma*, Sanjay U C Sankatsing, Steven F T Thijsen, Henrik Endeman

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess respiratory colonization before and after the use of chlorhexidine oral decontamination among a cohort of intensive care unit patients who received mechanical ventilation. We observed a decrease in the prevalence of Enterobacteriaceae and an increase in the incidence of fungal colonization. Chlorhexidine oral decontamination might have a differential effect on respiratory colonization.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)527-30
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
StatusPublished - 2012
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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